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I am a self-confessed cloth diaper lover.
I’m a bit obsessed. I buy new designs. I sell on eBay and then use my riches to buy more.
I like my baby’s diaper to match his outfit. Sometimes, when I dress my baby, I forget about the outfit altogether. It’s summer: baby rolls and a cloth diaper are a perfect combination.
Obsessed. Like an addiction. And, we all know addictions are wrong.
Outside of a few hardcore believers such as myself, everyone I know thinks using them is insane. The extra cleaning. The poo factor. The increased frequency of diaper changes. Everyone thinks I’m nuts. My mom. My sister. My friends. My husband.
But, lately, I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that my beloved cloth diapers have to go. I’m not happy about it, but here are seven reasons why:
- My baby is older now. His flow has increased and it often increases out the diaper and on to my lap.
- One afternoon this week, I had to change his outfit three times due to overflow.
- My husband is still not using them after 8 months, despite pretending he is.
- They are a more fiddly. And, with a squirmy one-year old, that can be a major issue.
- The poo factor. I have no sprayer. (If I’m honest, I never cared before and I don’t care now. Is that gross?)
- Perhaps there is something I can do to make my diapers more absorbent, but I’m allergic to extra work.
- Of course, I have tons of money to invest in new diapers, more suitable for an older, active baby. (I wish.)
Are cloth diapers evil? I mean… what’s a little pee on the lap among friends?
You can read more from Stacie at Mama Lewis and the Amazing Adventures of the Half-Brained Baby. Or, check out my old posts about cloth diapering:
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